Eminem Is the First Rapper to Earn Over 100 Million RIAA Song Awards
Eminem continues to make historic strides in his 20-year run in the rap game. According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Detroit rhymer has officially earned over 100 million RIAA song awards in his illustrious career.
On Wednesday (Feb. 28), the RIAA went on Twitter to formally announce Eminem’s achievement. "Congratulations to @Eminem! 107.5 million song awards. Three Diamond Songs. #RIAATopCertified," reads the tweet.
The three Em songs that went diamond (over 10 million copies sold) are the Recovery tracks "Not Afraid" and “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring Rihanna), and the Oscar-winning song "Lose Yourself" from the 8 Mile soundtrack.
Eminem's RIAA achievement puts him behind his good friend Rihanna who has moved 121 million. Pop singer Taylor Swift is in third with 106.5 million.
Overall, Eminem is undoubtedly one of the most decorated rappers in the game.
Meanwhile, fellow Detroiters Eminem, Big Sean and ESPN sports journalist Jemele Hill teamed up to send 900 students to the Emagine Royal Oak movie theatre in Detroit to watch a free showing of Black Panther on Wednesday (Feb. 28). Sean Don even surprised students at the screening. It also appears that Eminem bought copies of the Black Panther soundtrack for the students as well. Wakanda Forever!
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